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In Her Shoes Named Best Biz Blog of the Year

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Yes, what you’ve heard is true! In Her Shoes took home the “Best Business Blog” of the year award at the Black Weblog Awards this weekend in Los Angeles! To be in a room with SO many amazing bloggers and then receive this honor was like a dream. As you read in my last post, I wasn’t even planning to attend the Black Weblog Awards this year so heading out at the last minute and actually winning made for a magical experience!

I’d like to extend a huge e-hug to each and every person reading this post. YOU are the reason why In Her Shoes exists. Your support over the past 2.5 years is greatly appreciated and if you took time out of your busy schedule to vote, I owe you my first born!

Words can’t fully express how grateful I am for this honor. Receiving it has definitely inspired me to work twice as hard to grow In Her Shoes and take this baby to the next level. Special thanks to all of the amazing Fly Female Entrepreneurs who’ve been generous enough to share business tips, wisdom, and words of inspiration for the blog. Each of you, in your own special way, have inspired me to be the higher me! And to my fabulous contributor, Miss Ellisa Oyewo, thank you for flaunting your writing prowess on In Her Shoes. I appreciate you immensely!

Following are a few pics from this year’s Black Weblog Awards ceremony held Saturday, July 10th, 2011 in Los Angeles California. Enjoy!

Heading down to the Black Weblog Awards…fingers crossed!

Renae Bluitt of In Her Shoes & Luvvie of (and blog designer for In Her Shoes)

The 2011 Black Weblog Awards are Ready to Go!

(L-R) Renae Bluitt, Tracey Coleman, Luvvie, and Marie Denee

(L-R) Striking a pose with our Beautiful Hosts for the Evening: Kim Coles and Rene Syler

Loved the energy between these two!

Accepting my blog’s very first award…

All smiles with Mr. Joel Dreyfuss, Managing Editor of

Just a few of the Black Weblog Award beauties

(L-R) Quisa Foster, Takeyah A. Young, Nikki Frenney

EXTRA special thanks to: Nathan Bluitt, Jr., Royce Bluitt, Pamela Coleman, Trevor Nugent, Lizz and Tristan Leral, Trizonna McClendon, Greg Lewis, Quisa Foster, Nikki Frenney, Shirnette Bryant, and Nakia White for playing a role in helping my last minute trip to L.A. go off without a hitch!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.


  1. Jojo

    July 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Congratulations! I have only recently started following In Her Shoes, since discovering it while casting my ballot for the Black Weblog Awards, but I absolutely love it! I was following your tweets during the conference/awards and you definitely deserved the honor! Keep up the great work!

    • Renae

      July 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks for the love, Jojo! Glad to have you as a new reader. Welcome to In Her Shoes. Take your shoes off and stay a while!

  2. Kamari

    July 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Renae! This is definitely a blessing.

    A. From the blog’s inception to the day it won this incredible award, you have always demonstrated–through your writing, events, and amazing FFE interviews–what it means to be a motivated, empowered woman who makes big things HAPPEN! Go girl!

    B. You looked so fly at the awards. I’m loving it!

    Congrats again and again! So proud. Love ya!

    • Renae

      July 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Kamari, you’ve almost brought me to tears. I’m so blessed to have crossed paths with you and look forward to making magic together! THANK YOU for being a believer in IHS from the start and for contributing your talents to the blog in its early days. I’ve got nothing but love for ya, baby!

  3. Luvvie

    July 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Many many congrats again, Renae!!! And you looked gorgeous on Saturday! 😀

    • Renae

      July 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you, Luvvie! I’m so happy we finally met after all this time. You’re just as hilarious and sweet in person as you are in the digital world. Truly appreciate your authenticity!

  4. Miya @ Design Indulgences

    July 11, 2011 at 3:11 pm


    This is honestly the first place (web wise) that I look to find inspiration when I’m feeling that the possible is impossible. Seeing all the other women who made their dreams come true uplifts and encourages me every time.

    Thank you. U deserve it!

    • Renae

      July 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Such an honor, Miya. Thank you!

  5. Trizonna

    July 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    YES…I knew it, I knew it!! Congratulations my dear friend Renae. I am SO proud of you.You are more than deserving of this honor! I say this not because you’re my girl, but because I’ve watched you work tirelessly on this baby to grow it to where it is today. Your blog offers inspirational information to everyone who enters your lovely door. I am super excited about the next chapter of IHS. Cheers to you Lady R!!

  6. Keshia

    July 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hello, I share the same sentiments as the first commenter “Jojo”. I am a new follower of your blog and discovered it the same way she did and I absolutely love it and I am so inspired by your blog.

  7. Keshia

    July 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh and congrats!!!! 🙂

  8. Jada

    July 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Yay, Renae!!!

    You TOTALLY deserve(d) it!! Your blog is AMAZING!!! 😀

    Keep up the good work and I’m glad you got some good positive energy back for all the wonderful-ness you bring to us on a regular basis. Let’s celebrate!! WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

  9. Nikki

    July 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Congrats again Renae! It was such a pleasure to meet you and discover your awesome blog! What a well deserved award and recognition! Do keep in touch and keep up the great work of recognizing the FABULOSITY of so many women.

  10. Greg "Olskool Ice-Gre" Lewis

    July 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Aaaw shucks! I see my shout in the thanks you’s at the end. You know I got your back when you hit LA Renae. My spot has room for hustlers and you are that! Slackers need not apply you gets no love. Congrats again ma ma you earned it.

  11. Nicole

    July 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations Renae on your much deserved win! I’ve been an avid reader for the past year and I love it. Wishing you continued success in the years to come.


  12. N.Nicole

    July 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations to you! I’ve been following awhile and you definitely deserved it. You along with everyone else looked great

  13. Rene

    July 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

    You are such a lovely young lady! Oh and you looked amazing too! CONGRATS on the win and all that life will bring your way! Rene

  14. Rasu

    July 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Good Stuff Renae. I’m proud of you. You’ve worked hard and deserve the fruits of your labor. From inception to actualization, you possess the power of your legend. Keep it going, your not done!


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